NEW DELHI, India—It was February 24 when a Sikh man living in the neighborhood of a Hindu dominated area named Gokalpuri wisely predicted the emerging circumstances and decided to help the Muslim residents of Gokalpuri to commute to Muslim dominated area Kardampuri. A few moments after he successfully commuted around 60 to 80 Muslims to Kardampuri, the Hindu rioters came to Gokalpuri and did what he had already guessed earlier.
The Sikh man was not anyone else but a survivor of 1984 Sikh genocide Mohinder Singh, who now runs an electronic shop in Gokalpuri.
“I, alongwith my son Inderjit Singh, made around 20 trips on Bullet motorcycle and scooty from Gokalpuri to Kardampuri within an hour and successfully landed 60 to 80 Muslims to a safe zone,” he says while adding that they commuted 3-4 Muslims at a time when they were women and 2-3 when they men and boys.
“I have lived through the hell that was 1984 and those memories have been revived,” Singh told HuffPost.
“I did not see Hindu or Muslim,” said Singh.
“I just saw people. I saw little children. I felt like they were my children and that nothing should happen to them. We did this because we all should act humanely and help those in need. What more can I say?” he said.
“We don’t think we did anyone a favor. We didn’t do it for praise or for thanks. We did it because it was the right thing to do. We did this to honor humanity and our 10 gurus whose central message is that we should act for everyone to prosper,” HuffPost quoted his utterances.